So I have a terrible, embarrassing, horrifying confession to make. After years and years of making fun of people who sing karaoke... I finally tried it.
And I loved it.
I feel like such a hypocrite.
It always seemed so uncool to me... why would I want to be subjected to people who can't sing while simultaneously embarrassing myself due to the fact that I can't sing either? And then... something surprising happened. I was at a party at a friend's house and after we had all had a few drinks, he busted out a karaoke machine.
Had I known this was going to be that kind of party, I might not have attended. But I was already there and I was already a bit tipsy. I was surprised to find that many of my friends have decent singing voices, but even those who didn't, managed to rock that karaoke mic right. So when a pal grabbed me and pulled me to the front of the crowd to join her in a hilarious drunken rendition of 'Poker Face' I couldn't resist. Fueled by liquid courage (and the fact that I was surrounded by trusted friends) I put on a performance that Lady Gaga might have cringed at, but that resulted in thunderous applause from the room.
Of course, there's still a lot about karaoke that I don't love. There's always going to be someone who will insist on singing something terrible like 'The Greatest Love of All' or 'Single Ladies' or anything by Justin Bieber.
So I've decided that I need to stay away from karaoke in bars - where the public can sing anything they want and laugh at me, instead of with me - and only sing karaoke in private. Since I can't expect my friend to host a party every single time I get the urge to belt out 'Tik Tok' I've decided to invest in my own home rockin' karaoke system. I will only allow guests to pick karaoke music that I have hand-selected and pre-approved for their singing pleasure. (Sorry, but no Justin Bieber in my home!)
So can anyone recommend a good machines for karaoke for me to check out? And what are some of your favorite songs/moments singing karaoke? Add a link to a funny video of yourself singing karaoke in the comments and maybe we'll post it, as long as it's not a Justin Bieber song.
[Editor's Note: The rest of the ESC does not necessarily support Eve's stance that karaoke is not uncool. But we'll give her the benefit of the doubt until we have a chance to